Naseer Ahmad Faiq, Chargé d'Affaires of the Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, said that Afghanistan and Myanmar will not speak at the 77th session of the General Assembly of United Nations.
"Afghanistan and Myanmar will not speak in the same way as last year at the UN General Assembly, in accordance with the agreement and context that was established. However, I am expected to take part in and give a speech in the Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on September 27," Faiq tweeted.
"Mr. Faiq, has frequently been compelled to leave speeches due to diplomatic issues. Afghanistan's position in the UN is in danger right now, and Mr. Faiq may be the last person to hold this position,” said Tariq Farhadi, political analyst.
Mohammad Ashraf Haidari, Afghanistan's designate ambassador to Sri Lanka, claimed that the nation's Permanent Mission to the UN has overlooked the suffering of its citizens after Nasir Ahmad Faiq refused to speak at the UN General Assembly.
“We are utterly disappointed. A direct result of nepotism and destructive appointments of the Islamic Republic. This man lacks both the capacity and the courage to disregard others' pressure and persuasion to tell the world the saga of suffering Afghans. UNGA failed last year,” Haidari tweeted.
"Mr. Faiq's decision to avoid speaking on Afghanistan in the United Nations Assembly is essentially a major insult,” said Nematullah Bizhan, international relations expert.
But the Islamic Emirate said that Afghanistan has no representative in the United Nations.
"The Islamic Emirate, as a true representative of the people of Afghanistan, should have its seat in the UN and be in communication with the nations of the world and the international community through this route,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
Suhail Shaheen, the head of the Islamic Emirate's political office in Doha, had previously been designated by the Islamic Emirate in a letter as the representative of Afghanistan to the UN, but the appointment had been postponed by UN officials.
Meanwhile, at the UN General Assembly, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated Afghanistan is in a critical transition from chaos to order.
“Afghanistan is in a critical transition from chaos to order. The right way forward is to put in place an inclusive political framework and to adopt moderate policies. The goal should be to resume economic growth and improve people’s lives, with fighting terrorism and integrating with the region as the priorities,” Wang Yi said.